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Jacob Levi Keyes

and

Celina Maria Blankenship

Jacob Levi Keyes

and

Celina Maria Blankenship

May 10, 2025

Corolla, NC
293 days293 d4 hours4 h2 minutes2 min36 seconds36 s

Weekend Events

Friday, May 9, 2025

Welcome Party

7:00 pm

Cant wait to kick off the weekend with everyone! More details to come.

Saturday, May 10, 2025

Wedding

4:30 pm

Austin, A private residence, located in the community of Pine Island.

Beach Cocktail Attire. Please see the Q + A page for more detail

More details to come!

Sunday, May 11, 2025

Weekend Recap

12:00 pm

For those who plan to stay for a week, a long weekend, or want to stop by on your way out! Bring your drink of choice and come recap the weekend events with us!

Wedding Party

Richard Jackson

Officiant

Jackson is a very close friend to both of us, although after living together for four years, I think we are family at this point. Jackson, whether he wanted to or not, has seen our relationship blossom from the beginning. He has been there to call Celina out when she’s being just “a little too hard” on Jake, but also there to join Celina in making fun of Jake for watching Band of Brothers for the 500th time (with the captions on of course). We both met and became friends with Jackson well before our relationship began, but in these last five years, we really grew up together. Jackson is the most loyal friend we could have. When thinking about who we wanted to marry us, we could not imagine anyone but Jackson binding us as husband and wife. And, if you know Jackson…you know…there truly is no better man for this job.

Dixie Keyes

Flower Girl

...duh

Travel

Hotel

Hampton Inn & Suites Outer Banks/ Corolla

333 Audubon Drive, Corolla, NC 27927
 252-453-6565

For the convenience of our guests, a special rate is reserved at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Corolla. However, the actual rooms are not being held, so guests who intend on coming (and we’re hoping you do!) are encouraged to reserve their rooms as soon as possible. Individual reservations at the discounted rate must be made by calling the hotel directly at 252-453-6565 and mentioning the Blankenship/Keyes Wedding.

Discount Code - Blankenship/Keyes Wedding

Flight

Norfolk (ORF) Airport

The nearest airport to Corolla is Norfolk (ORF) Airport which is 41.4 miles away.

Flight

Outer Banks Aviation

OBX Aviation offers private charters that will fly from most major airports along the east coast directly into outer banks. The private airport is located in Corolla directly across from the hotel and our wedding location. They often have deals if you check out their Instagram @fly.obx

Exploring Corolla

Seaside Farm Market

Seaside Farm Market

787 Sunset Boulevard, Corolla, NC 27927

The best wine slushies!

The Currituck Club

The Currituck Club

620 Currituck Clubhouse Drive, Corolla, NC 27927

For my golfers!

The Corolla Beer Garden

The Corolla Beer Garden

1148 Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC 27927

We go here every year on vacation!

Corolla Yoga

Corolla Yoga

1100 Corolla Village Road, Corolla, NC 27927

If you want to get a lower impact workout in! They even have classes on the beach!

Corolla Adventure Park

Corolla Adventure Park

1215 Ponton Lane, Corolla, NC 27927

For my adventurous people, as long as you are not afraid of heights!

Timbuck II Shopping Village

Timbuck II Shopping Village

785 Sunset Boulevard, Corolla, NC 27927

Shopping, dining, mini golf, and go-karts!

Wild Horse Adventure Tours

Wild Horse Adventure Tours

610 Currituck Clubhouse Drive, Corolla, NC 27927

A perfect way to check out the amazing 4x4 beach!

Through The Years

Q + A

Question

What is the dress code?

Answer

We kindly request our guests to join us in elegant beach cocktail attire! For women, cocktail, tea-length, midi-length, or jumpsuits all work for a beach cocktail affair. As for men, feel free to wear either a summer suit or a long-sleeved shirt and dress slacks. Consider selecting a look with a breathable fabric such as linen, khaki, or seersucker (OBX weather is a wildcard in May). Opt for a dress shoe, loafer, deck shoe, or any nice pair of shoes. Gentlemen, please no shorts, jeans, or open-toed shoes.

Question

What shoes should I wear?

Answer

Although this is a beach ceremony, gentlemen, please no open-toed shoes. Ladies, please take that into account when choosing your shoes! The ceremony will take place on the beach but cocktail hour and the reception will take place on concrete. There will be a designated area for ladies to place their shoes during the beach ceremony.

Question

Where are the ceremony and reception taking place?

Answer

The reception will take place outdoors at a private residence. The address is 331 Audobon Drive, Corolla, NC 27927. The ceremony will take place on the beach directly in front of the private residence. Please arrive to the ceremony from the beach through the hotel beach access.

Question

Is there parking for the ceremony or reception?

Answer

The wedding will take place at a private residence and there will be no parking permitted on the street or in the driveway. The driveway is reserved for catering and other vendors. Guests are encouraged to stay at the hotel option provided that is located next to the ceremony and reception site. It is a very short walk to the ceremony and reception site from the hotel. There is no parking permitted at the Pine Island community center or the hotel parking lot (if you are not a hotel guest). We encourage guests to book their accommodations at the Hampton Inn and Suites.

Question

Is there transportation to and from the wedding?

Answer

No, transportation will not be provided, guests are encouraged to stay at the Hampton Inn and Suites that is listed under the travel section. This hotel is located next door to where the wedding will be held. It is a short beach walk to the ceremony and reception site from the hotel.

Question

Is there a block of hotel rooms?

Answer

There is a discount code for our guests to receive 15% off at the Hampton Inn and Suites located in Corolla, NC. This is NOT a block of reserved rooms, the hotel is first come first serve. Booking for May of 2025 opens up June 2024, so we encourage guests to book as early as possibly to ensure accommodations. Make sure to mention our account name - Blankenship/Keyes Wedding - to receive the discount! The phone number is 252-453-6565.

Question

How many nights should I stay?

Answer

As many or as little as you desire! Jacob and I plan to make a vacation out of the trip with some family and friends and will stay the whole week. We want everyone to have a great time, whatever that may be for you! The wedding will take place on Saturday, May 10th. We will have welcome drinks for any guests who are in town Friday night. And Sunday afternoon we hope to recap the weekend with whoever is still around or on their way out at the pool or beach! Feel free to stay the weekend, an extended weekend, or a week! We are grateful for anytime we get to spend with everyone.

Question

Can I bring a date?

Answer

The invitation will be addressed to those invited to the wedding. Also, if you received a plus one, they will appear with your name when you RSVP. Thank you for understanding!

Question

Are kids welcome?

Answer

We love your little ones! However, we have decided to keep our wedding a adults-only event. We encourage you to use this long weekend as a mini-vacation!

Question

Can I bring my own adult beverages?

Answer

We will be providing alcohol and have a bartending service who will be handling and serving the beverages. Due to liability and regulations, you are not permitted to bring other alcoholic beverages on the premise. We will provide a welcome drink for the ceremony, followed by an open bar for the cocktail hour and reception. We cannot wait to celebrate with you all!

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